What he said.
Ok, I understand the gun range policy as I think I was almost turned away one day because I wasn’t pre-registered as a member of the range. The owner was my friend and told the range guy that I was Ok. At the time, I didn’t get it but now I do.
So what does one do if there's no local range, and like me, don't have ready friends to go with me? Maybe I'm in the market for a different make, or it's my first gun and don't have one to bring along?
Pointless policies like these tend to make one suicidal.
I have walked into several different out of state ranges with my own gun and never had anybody blink when I asked to rent a lane with out of state license. But If saw somebody who did not have at least one of their own firearms with them,looking to rent a lane without an instructor watching or instructing. I would be nervous as well standing in the next lane.
I own a car rental company and we not allow people with learner permits to drive my car even with a licensed adult in the passanger seat. It is legal with DMV but nope. Why? I do not want them learning on my vehicle. Who wants/needs the headache.
Go drive your father,mother,sister,brothers,aunts,uncles vehicle. Not mine.
My sandbox my rules, when I play in your sandbox I will follow your rules.
A policy like this one wouldn't have caught the woman who took her child to a range, rented a gun, and proceeded to commit murder-suicide.
"Feel-good" policies are just fluff.
Like many "safety" policies, this is an attempt to stave off possible litigation, not to actually make things safer. I've only been to a half-dozen ranges in three states but they all have this policy. Most of them put it somewhere on their website, but it usually isn't given a flashing icon.
I apologize for the grammar mistake, I do not think I can change it now. I am still trying out different handguns. Being a resident of NJ makes it hard for me a acquire a handgun while taking classes in Ohio. I have not been in NJ since I turned 21 to apply for a permit.
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At the range where I work we had a couple of suicides over the years. Insurance company makes us get a form filled out and signed by renters with questions on it like "are you depressed, suicdal, homicidal?". It's a liability and insurance thing.
"Check this box if you have a past history of suicide by rental firearm" :rolleyes:
Just stop by on your way through PA! I Will let you shoot some guns!
this incident happened. I actually saw the surveillance footage online- the poor kid had his back turned when his mom put the gun to his head.
What a messed-up story. :(